From VANITY FAIR:
On Monday, Trump convened his first full Cabinet meeting since taking office, gathering the heads of every major government agency for a press gaggle around the elliptical mahogany table that occupies a prominent place in the West Wing. Traditionally, the media is present only at the beginning of such meetings, during which the president makes a brief statement and a few photos are snapped before a review of the administration’s progress continues behind closed doors. Trump tried something a little different.
(Click on image for larger view)
Filed under Betsy DeVos, CIA, Defense Department, Health and Human Services Department, Homeland Security, humor, Interior Department, Justice Department, Mitch McConnell, Office of Management and Budget, parody, politics, satire, snark, Sonny Perdue, State Department, television, United Nations, Wordpress Political Blogs
As they fleshed out the budget blueprint released Thursday morning by the White House, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said officials from the administration of President Donald Trump asked themselves: Can we ask the taxpayer to pay for this?
For a dramatic uptick in military funding, Mulvaney said, the answer was yes. For a wide array of domestic programs, it turns out, the answer was no.
Original DVD cover
Filed under Congress, Defense Department, Environment, FEMA, humor, movies, Office of Management and Budget, parody, PBS, politics, Republicans, Richard Nixon, satire, Senate, snark, State Department, Wordpress Political Blogs
From the Washington Post:
The Bush administration has changed Environmental Protection Agency reviews of chemicals in a way that will delay scientific assessments of their health risks and open the process to politicization, congressional investigators said yesterday.
In a new report and in testimony on Capitol Hill, officials with the Government Accountability Office criticized a White House policy that began this month to allow the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies to offer secret input on assessments of long-term exposure to chemicals such as formaldehyde.
Original DVD cover.
Filed under Barbara Boxer, Chimpy, Congress, Defense Department, Environment, Environment and Public Works Committee, GAO, George W. Bush, humor, movies, Office of Management and Budget, parody, politics, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs
From the Associated Press:
Two chairmen of key committees in the House and Senate on Wednesday criticized the White House for editing testimony from a government expert about the health impacts of global warming and demanded documents involving the testimony he provided to Congress.
Original DVD cover.
Filed under Barbara Boxer, Bart Gordon, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chimpy, Congress, Dana Perino, Environment and Public Works Committee, George W. Bush, Global warming, Health and Human Services Department, House Science and Technology Committee, humor, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, James Inhofe, John Marburger, Julie Gerberding, movies, Office of Management and Budget, parody, politics, snark